Battle Royale with the Best Fortnite Tablets [2020 Update]

Fortnite’s leap to stardom is a remarkable one. Nowadays you’ll find anyone and everyone playing this battle royale game offered on several platforms.

While there are debates on which platform is best suited for the game, most gamers prefer a PC setup.

But what’s the best way to earn that victory royale when you’re on the go?

Portable tablets.

So, we’ve rounded up some of the best Fortnite tablets for you gamers out there.

Product Roundup

Product

Weight

Display Size

Resolution

OS

Processor

Battery Capacity

Storage

Memory

Microsoft Surface Pro X

1.7lbs (0.7kg)

13”

2800 x 1920

Windows 10

Microsoft SQ1

5039 mAh

128/256/512GB

8/16GB

Apple iPad Pro 11” (2nd Gen)

1.04lbs (0.47kg)

11”

2388 x 1668

iPadOS 13.4

Apple A12Z Bionic

7812 mAh

128/256/512GB or 1TB

6GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

0.92lbs (0.42kg)

10.5”

1600 x 2560

Android 9.0 (Pie)

Snapdragon 855

7040 mAh

128/256GB

6/8GB

LG G Pad 5

1.10 lb (0.50kg)

10.1”

1200 x 1920

Android 9.0 (Pie)

Snapdragon 821

8200 mAh

32GB

4GB

When you continue to the guide section, you’ll see that I recommend a tablet of around 11” for the best Fortnite experience.

But then what’s a 13” beast doing on our review?

The Surface Pro X is easily among the best Windows Tablets in the market right now and probably has the best looks in the Microsoft Surface Pro family.

The Surface Pro X almost looks like the latest iPad Pro with its thin and slim appearance. Since the tablet sports a massive 13-inch screen, the tablet measures 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.28-inches (287.02 x 208.28 x 7.11mm) and is a tad bit heavy with a total weight of 1.7lbs (0.7kg).


Now, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue for gamers because the advantages of this device make the weight insignificant.

The crisp PixelSense Display is most certainly a competitor to the iPad’s Liquid Retina Display. You get a super-resolution of 2800 x 1920 with around 450nits of brightness. This is more than enough to see your targets from miles away.

The minimum requirement as shown below in the FAQ section for windows devices is an i3 processor and the Pro X does much better than this with the Microsoft SQ1 chipset. RAM and storage capacity is also above the requirement.

Pros

  • Slim design
  • Super clear display
  • Kickstand

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Accessories sold separately
  • No headphone jack

Usually, I’m a fan of the 12.9” iPad Pro but in this case, I think the 11-inch version is the perfect device to play Fortnite on.

Unfortunately, due to a temporary dispute, Fortnite is not available on the App Store for new downloads.

The iPad is hands down in the top 3 rankings for the best gaming tablets.

Fortnite works on most of the iPad products with a few exceptions that we’ve listed in the FAQ section down below.

The 2nd gen 11” iPad Pro almost has the same specs as its older brother, the 12.9” version. The only changes are in the display size, resolution, weight, and physical dimensions.

The 11” display has a resolution of 2388 x 1668 while the 12.9” has a resolution of 2732 x 2048 but both devices have the same PPI of 264. The former is quite lightweight at 1.04lbs (0.47kg), almost half the weight of the surface Pro X.

The Apple A12Z Bionic is one of the fastest tablet processors in the market right now and running Fortnite on it should be a cakewalk paired with 6GB RAM.

Battery capacity is also massive at 7812mAh.
 

Pros

  • Turbo processor
  • Powerful display
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No headphone jack
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If anyone asks me what the best Android Tablet right now is, I’d point at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 6 without thinking twice.

However, Fortnite is not available on the Google Play Store either. You can download it from the Epic Game App or the Samsung Store.

The device ticks all the minimum requirement boxes to play Fortnite.

The 10.5” display is not too big and isn’t too small either. Perfect to carry around and easily fits in your hands with its 0.92lbs (0.42kg) weight and 9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22inches (244.60 x 159.51 x 5.59mm physical dimensions.

It is the lightest device on our roundup.

The Super AMOLED display is also very sharp with a resolution of 2560 x 1660 and a brightness of 500nits.

The Snapdragon 855 processor is super-efficient and has a high-end chipset build on the 64-bit architecture, which is required by Fortnite.

As a gamer, I’m sure you use a pair of headsets, but in case, you forget to bring your headset along, the Tab S6 has loudspeakers tuned by AKG.

So don’t worry about players creeping up behind you.

Pro

  • Loudspeakers
  • Lightweight
  • Stylus included

Cons

  • No headphone jack

Our favorite budget option to play Fortnite on is the G Pad 5 from LG.

I was quite surprised at the specs of this relatively budget product. It even has a cellular function.

Another thing I was surprised about was the weight of the device. The device has the smallest screen size in our roundup at 10.1” but is heavier than both the Apple iPad 11” and the Galaxy Tab S6 at  1.10 lb (0.50kg).
 

What’s the good news?

As I was checking it the battery capacity out, it all made the sense. The device is packed with a massive 8200 mAh power pack that boasts a 2-day battery life on a single charge.

The 10.1” LCD display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 which is sufficient to run Fortnite. At the core, you’ll find a Snapdragon 821 processor which is quite good for its price.

RAM capacity is set at 4GB which is Fortnite’s minimum requirement and it also has a total storage of 32GB.
 

The internal storage is disappointing, but it can be expanded using a MicroSD card so should be a big issue.

Pros

  • Supports cellular at this price range
  • Massive battery capacity

Cons

  • The display could be a bit better

Gaming Tablet Buying Guide

If I had to pick between a smartphone and tablet for gaming, I’d pick the tablet hands down.

I don’t know how some gamers play on their tiny smartphone screens.

Tablets are the perfect hybrid between laptop/PCs and smartphones. They are perfectly portable and offer more functionality than a smartphone. You can game, work, check your social media, chat, and even call.

However, some tablets are more suited for specific tasks than others while some tablet PCs are all-rounders.

Let’s look at some common criteria to check when picking a gaming tablet.

Tablet weight and size

This is a no brainer

The bigger the screen better the gaming experience but a bigger screen will usually weigh more, and you might have to compromise on portability.

So, when picking a gaming tablet, you should always pick something lightweight to carry around and something that wouldn’t give your hands fatigue while holding it up.

The one thing to keep in mind is that lightweight does not mean flimsy. You should never compromise on durability.

A bigger screen will also mean bigger dimensions and so the device might not fit in your hands that well. This leads to poor gameplay because it’s difficult to hold the tablet up and access the on-screen controls at the same time.

As a personal preference, I like my gaming tablets to be around 11-inches. Perfectly sized to make those sniper shots and nicely fits in my hands.

Display Quality

Now unlike a PC where the screen is only your output, in a tablet, the screen is both your main input and output.

Simply put, it’s your main interface.

Like I said before, the size of the display is one of the main things to look into while other things to consider are resolution, brightness, type of display( LCD, IPS, etc), viewing angles, Pixels per Inch (PPI).

Resolution and PPI are the most important thing when it comes to a gaming tablet. Resolution in layman terms is the amount of detail on the display at a given time. High resolutions are recommended for a better gaming experience.

Ideally, you don’t want to shoot your teammates down because of poor resolution, right?

When it comes to PPI, the higher the PPI better the clarity and sharpness of the display. You won’t be seeing pixelated avatars like you’re playing an old arcade game.

Viewing angles and brightness is important if the main purpose of you get a tablet is to game on the go. The glossy display combined with low brightness makes it hard to see anything under sunlight and the downside to turning the brightness up is poor battery life.

Gaming already drains quite a bit out of the battery, combine that with max brightness and you’ll have to carry a power outlet with you everywhere you go.

Viewing angles aren’t usually mentioned when you buy a tablet but when compared to laptops and PCs, tablets usually have the best viewing angles because they can be used in both landscape and portrait modes.

Apple iPad Pro 11 2020

Processor and GPU

You have a player in your crosshairs but then you shoot, and nothing happens. Want to know what happened? Screen LAG happened.

As a gamer myself, lags are probably the worst experience you can go through while gaming. They can be due to slow internet connections or processors.

The processor is what runs the tablet. All operations and calculations are done by the processor. So, it makes sense to have fast processors. Speed is measured in Hz and it measures the operations performed per second.

Pay attention to the graphics card as well. In the FAQ section below, I’ve listed the minimum Graphics card required.

To determine the best tablet for Fortnite, the processor and GPU should be the first 2 components under consideration.  

Battery Life

Since tablets are made to be portable, battery life is important.

Bigger battery capacities sometimes lead to heavier tablets. Always look for at least 8 hours of battery life under a web surfing or continuous video playback stress test.

Operating System

Tablets come in 3 main operating systems, iOS, Android, or Windows.

All 3 types have their advantages and disadvantages. What’s important is to identify the operating system that is best suited for your needs.

If your main purpose is work, then a Windows tablet might be your best bet. If entertainment is your main goal, then either an iOS or Android tablet is recommended. This is because both the App Store and Google Play Store have more content for entertainment than the Microsoft store. Also, Microsoft Windows has been the go-to operating system in work environments.  

Apple tablets are quite expensive and more closed as a platform when compared to Android.

Connectivity

Tablets come in 2 main types: Wi-Fi + Cellular or just Wi-Fi only.

If you’re planning on playing games such as Fortnite on the go, these games require an internet connection.

You might have to opt for a tablet with a sim card feature.

Even when it comes to Wi-Fi look for a tablet that supports multiple bands. Ideally, it should support both the 2.4 and 5GHz networks.

Fortnite FAQ

How do I play Fortnite on an Android tablet?

Currently, Fortnite is only available via the Epic Games App on the official website or the Samsung Galaxy Store.

It is not yet offered on the Google Play Store.

Fortnite Android Tablet Requirements:

  • A processor with ARM64 Architecture
  • Android Oreo (8.0) or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Adreno 530 and above or Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

How do I play Fortnite on an iOS device?

Fortnite is available on the App store

(Update: Currently, Fortnite is blocked on the App store)

What iOS tablets do not support Fortnite?

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3

Windows Fortnite tablet requirements:

  • Core i3 2.4Ghz or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • Intel HD 4000 of higher
  • 64-bit Windows 7,8, or 10

Fortnite is an interesting and graphic game. The game is based on speed and quick reaction, so you need a tablet that is quick and responsive. All the devices we’ve reviewed support the minimum requirements to play Fortnite and also have the cellular feature so that you can enjoy gaming on the go.  

I hope you were able to find the ideal Fortnite tablet in a quick roundup of the best Fortnite tablets in the market right now.


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